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Women in rural Lwengo save up to $426,000 through School Community Banks (SCOBAs)

In the rural villages of Lwengo District in Uganda, we are observing a quiet revolution is taking place, empowering women, opening up economic opportunities, and paving the way out of poverty for many. This revolution has a name: Kisoboka Africa’s School Community Banks. As a nonprofit, we have been working tirelessly to promote financial inclusion in underserved communities across Uganda. …

How Financial Inclusion Reduces Poverty and Income Inequality in Rural Communities of Africa

By Kisoboka Africa For vulnerable groups struggling with poverty and income inequality in rural Lwengo, Uganda, financial inclusion can be a crucial bridge to a brighter future. By offering individuals and families support and tools to save their hard-earned money, they can build resilience and savings to prepare for shocks or invest in their income-generating activities. Financial inclusion equips these …

Young Savers Clubs in rural Lwengo start a new cycle as the new school year begins  

The Young Savers Clubs in Rural Lwengo district have commenced a new cycle as the new school year begins. Kisoboka Africa has provided the clubs with essential materials, including new record books and operational guidelines, to support their savings initiatives in the second year. Club members have taken ownership by electing a committee to oversee activities and establishing rules and …

Sylvia is solving poverty by selling eggs from her poultry project

In the remote village of Lwengyenyi, Lwengo district, Sylvia’s life took a remarkable turn in October 2022 when she received 25 chickens through Kisoboka Africa’s School Community Bank initiative. This modest poultry project has blossomed into a beacon of hope, not just for Sylvia but for her entire community. Before the chickens arrived, Sylvia’s family faced the daily struggle of …

Bridges to Peace project: Youth of Lwengo trained by Kisoboka Africa Pitch their Ideas

On February 14th, Kisoboka Africa held an exciting pitching event for Lwengo District youth to showcase their business ideas and compete for seed grant funding. Over the preceding three months, the young participants had undergone intensive skills training at Kisoboka Africa’s Possibility Hub with support from the Uganda Moselm Youth Development Forum, Kofi Anan Foundation and The European Union under …

Kisoboka Africa partners with Uganda Muslim Youth Development Forum(UMYDF) to launch a Youth Business Skills Program for peace in Lwengo

Yesterday marked a significant milestone at the Kisoboka Africa office, where we convened a pivotal meeting with key stakeholders. The focus? Empowering the youth of Lwengo with crucial business skills to combat unemployment and promote peace and prosperity in the district. The Lwengo District DISO passionately addressed stakeholders, officially launching the Youth Business Skills Training Program, a collaborative effort with …

Our COO Thomas Nsubuga Takes Center Stage in New York, USA: Pitching the Kisoboka Africa livelihood project called ‘Chicken Revolving Model’

Empowering Rural Families to Soar out of Poverty with Chickens For rural families struggling with poverty in Uganda, a simple solution is bringing hope – chickens. Through an innovative project called the Chicken Revolving Model, Kisoboka Africa is using poultry to empower families and transform livelihoods in rural Lwengo. The model provides households with 25 hens to start egg production …

How Kisoboka School Community Banks are Enabling the Rural Poor to Overcome Poverty in Bukumbula Village, Lwengo

Bukumbula is a village in Lwengo, Uganda, where poverty has been a persistent problem for many years. The lack of financial services, education, and healthcare has made it hard for the residents to improve their living conditions and break free from the cycle of poverty. However, thanks to a remarkable initiative called Kisoboka Africa School Community Banks, things are changing …